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THE 



FOURTEENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



FINANCES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER. 



FOR THE 



Year ending Febrnary 1, 1853. 



BOSTON: 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP 184 WASHINGTON ST. 

1852. 



SELECTMEN'S REPOET. 



At the close of another financial year, it becomes 
the duty of the Selectmen to make a detailed report 
of the receipts and expenditures of the town during 
the past year. 

The amount of money received from various 
sources, it will appear in the auditors' report, is 
$37,045 77. The amount expended is $34,761 06. 
Leaving a balance in the treasury of $2,284 71. 

Of the amount expended, $3,159 19 has been for 
the support of the Alms House, This establishment 
is in a flourishing condition. The inmates have gene- 
rally been healthy, and every thing has been done to 
make their condition as comfortable and happy as 
possible. The number of paupers in the house on the 
1st of February, 1851, was 20. During the year 43 
have been admitted, 33 discharged, and 6 deaths have 
occurred ; leaving 24 inmates at the present time. Of 
this number, 8 are foreigners. The remainder belong 
to the town. 



When we reflect that the population of the town is 
about 8,000, and that the number of poor in the Alms 
House, including foreigners, is so small, Ave feel that 
we may reasonably congratulate ourselves upon the 
industry and frugality of our citizens. 

The subject of selecting a new site for an Alms 
House has been under consideration, but no place has 
yet been selected. 

The High Ways are generally in good condition. 
In repairing them, due attention has been given to 
improving the side walks in different parts of the town. 
It is believed that more labor can be advantageously 
bestowed upon them in future. 

The storm and high tide which occurred last spring 
were very destructive to Commercial Street — carrying 
away all the railing, displacing the sea-wall in many 
places, and Avashing away large quantities of gravel. 
Upon examining the bridge, we found it to be rotten 
and unsafe for loaded teams. The draw was also in 
the same condition. We were therefore obliged to 
repair it with new timber and plank. A sea-wall has 
been constructed on both sides of the street, in the vi- 
cinity of the bridge, of the most solid and durable 
quality ; and in doing this, we have made use of the 
teams kept at the Alms House. The street has been 
raised about 18 inches higher than it was before, 
which will tend to protect it from the washing of the 
tides in future. 

Although the expenditure for these repairs has far 
exceeded the appropriations made for the purpose, 
we feel that the money has been necessarily and pro- 
fitably expended ; and when the wall on the easterly 



side shall be completed, it is believed that there will 
be no occasion for future expense upon the road for 
many years, beyond the ordinary repairs. An appro- 
priation of $500 will be necessary for this purpose. 

The report of the Selectmen to widen Humphrey 
Street was accepted by the town, upon condition that 
the award made by the Selectmen, to the abuttors, 
should be final for all damages occasioned by taking 
land to widen said street. The award was made, and 
a bond was given, by a responsible gentleman, to pay 
all damages, if any over the amount. The same gen- 
tleman, with great liberality, expended a large sum 
on his own account in improving and ornamenting the 
street. Although there Avas no appropriation made 
for this expense, the Selectmen have Avidened the 
street, and graded it the whole width, in accordance 
"with the intent of the vote in the acceptance of the 
report at the last April meeting. 

A new street, leading from "Washington to Ash- 
mont Street, has been contracted for and nearly com- 
pleted. An obligation, from a responsible individual, 
for the sum of $300, is held by the Selectmen, to be 
paid when the work is finished. 

During the past year various burglaries have been 
committed in different parts of the town. In accord- 
ance with a petition from many of the citizens, the 
Selectmen employed for a time a number of individu- 
als to patrol the streets by night for the public safety. 

It is recommended that a few lamps be erected at 
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the corners of some of the prominent streets. They 
would be serviceable to travellers, and should a night 
watch be necessary at any future time, would be a 
great convenience to them in the discharge of their 
duty. 

OLIVER HALL, 

WILLIAM TOLMAN, } I^JfrcK"' 

EDWARD KING, 

Dorchester, January 31, 1852. 



RECEIPTS 

OF TOWN TREASURER FROM ALL SOURCES. 

1851-&2. 



Balance in the Treasury, February 1, 1851 $1,506 79 
Received from Income of Gibson School Fund 668 38 

Income of Stoughton School Fund 223 1 

Income of State School Fund 328 52 

Eent of room at Eliot School House 13 33 

Eent of Town House lot 6 00 

State Pauper Account 126 82 
Part payment for sale of land on Meeting 

House Hill 50 00 

Interest on sale of said land 12 00 

Sale of oxen 92 00 

Sale of sundry articles 94 96 

Town of Milton for gravel 8 60 

Town of Quincy, for expenses in pauper case 42 37 

Mrs. Eliza Floyd 26 00 

Taxes for the year 1851 27,629 32 ' 

Mattapan Bank, by discount 2,953 50 

Blue Hill Bank, by do. 2,948 50 
Sundry towns, for board of paupers at Alms House 315 67 



Total Balance and Receipts $37,045 77 



EXPENDITURES. 

1851-52. 



SCHOOLS. 

Everett School — Sumner Street. — One Male and three 

Female Teachers. 

Paid ElweU Woodbury, for teaching (G. S.) 700 00 

Sarah H. Page, " (A. G. S.) 250 00 

Sarah R. Pearson, " (I. S.) 250 00 

Eliza O. Pearson, " (P. S.) 225 00 



Teaching $1,425 00 



Mather School — High Street. — One Male and three 

Female Teachers. 

Paid Levi Adams, for teaching (G, S.) 700 00 

Hannah B. Page, " (A. G. S.) 104 17 

Mary Pearson, " (L S.) 250 00 

Betsey Hooper, " (P. S.) 225 00 



Teaching SI, 279 17 



Adams School — Adams Street. — Owe Male and two 
Female Teachers. 
Paid Adoniram Alden, for teaching (G. 
Ann Tolman, " 

J. A. Cutter, « 

H. N. Pike, 

Lucy F. Kimball, " 

Almira J. Paul, " 

Teaching $1,169 22 



(G. S.) 


700 00 


(A. G. S.) 


250 00 


(P. S.) 


90 85 


(P. S.) 


17 30 


(P. S.) 


73 57 


(P. S.) 


37 50 



Gibson School — School Street. — One Male and three 
Female Teachers. 

Paid Daniel B. Wlieeler, for teaching (G. S.) 700 00 

A. Whiton, " (A. G. S.) 266 00 

Lucy P. Tolman, " (P. S.) 225 00 

Susan W. Tolman, " (A. P. S.) 208 00 



Teaching $1,399 00 



WiNTHROP School — River Street. — One Male and three 

Female Teachers. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching (G. S.) 700 00 

Mary F. Temple, " (A. G. S.) 250 00 

Elizabeth J. Stetson, " (P. S.) 225 00 

Elizabeth Ruggles " (A. P. S.) 120 00 

Elizabeth Davis, " (A. P. S.) 48 00 



Teaching $1,343 00 



Eliot School — Adams Street. — Two Female Teachers. 
Paid Almira French, for teaching (I. S.) 250 00 

Joanna T. Tucker, " (P. S.) 173 07 

Cynthia M. Ruggles, " (P. S.) 81 77 



Teaching $504 84 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. — One Male and two 

Femcde Teaclters. 

Paid Simon Barrows, for teaching (G. S.) 592 77 

E. W. Sprague, " (G. S.) 107 23 

Mary J. Pope, « . (A. G. S.) 130 00 

Martha A. Baker, " (P. S.) 225 00 



Teaching $1,055 00 



Butler School — River Street — Male Teacher Jive Months , 
Female Teacher seven Months. 

Paid A. Wellington, for teaching (G. S.) 162 00 

Susan GofF, " (P. S.) 187 54 

Teaching $349 54 



m 

Neponset School — Nepojiset Village. — Two Female 

Teachers. 
Paid Harriet Buttrick, for teaching, (I. S.) 300 00 

Abby C. Ford, " (P. S.) 225 00 

Teaching $525 00 



Maverick School — Commercial Point. — Two Feviale 

Teachers. 

Paid Amelia S. Wright, for teaching (I. S.) 131 00 

A. A. Morton, " (I S.) 140 22 

Mary E. Tolman, " (P. S.) 225 00 



Teaching $496 22 



Washington School — Washington Village. — One Male 
and two Female Teachers. 

Paid John Kneeland, for teaching (G. S.) 700 00 

Rebecca F. Hovey, " (A. G. S.) 122 92 

Adeline M. Sheldon, " (P. S.) 225 00 



Teaching $1,047 92 

Total Teaching $10,593 91 



eepairs, furniture, books, etc. 
Paid sundry bills for repairs, furniture and books, 
as approved by the supervisory committee, endors- 
ed by the secretary of the board of school com- 
mittee, and allowed by the selectmen $1,158 13 



fuel. 
Paid Hall J. How, for 96 tons coal 
Tertius Buck, bill of charcoal 
Preston & Curtis, bill for wood 
Elihu Greenwood, bill for do. 
Martin M'Knave, for moving coal 
Charles Emery, bill of coal 



528 00 


109 35 


12 75 


2 50 


125 


18 70 



$672 55 



11 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid Richard Pike, for examining schools 29 00 

Increase S. Smith, for do. 23 00 

Orin P. Bacon, for do. 1850-51 46 00 
for services as secretary of school committee, 

1850-51 30 00 

for takins; census of children 25 00 

for cash paid freight on maps 1 33 

Otis Shepard, for taking census of children, 1850 17 83 

David Clapp, for printing school committee's report 69 89 

Charles Howe, for cash paid for distributing do. 10 00 

Lemuel N. Ide, for maps for schools 63 00 

Jenks, Swan & Co. for do. 5 40 

Otis Clapp, for 1 doz. thermometers 5 25 

Ebenezer Clapp, jr. for stationery 4 39 

Editors of papers, for advertising for teachers 10 00 

J. & C. Tolman, for removing book-case 75 

John J. Clapp, for services for school committee 37 

Peter Blake, for dinners and refreshments for S. C. 62 25 

Minot Thayer, for refreshments for S. C. 6 00 

Edmund J. Baker, for rent of land for Eliot S. H. 20 00 
North Baptist Society, for rent of Vestry one year, 

for P. S. • 100 00 

SCHOOL AT SQTJANTUM. 

Paid Edmund Pope, his proportion of school money 29 12 

John N. Reed, " " " 29 12 



$587 70 



AMOUNT BROUGHT FORWARD. 

Total, Teaching 10,593 91 

" Repairs and furniture 1,158 13 

" Fuel 672 55 

" General School Expenses 587 70 



Total Expenses of Schools $13,012 29 

Cr. 

Amount of Appropriation 11.350 00 

Income of Gibson School Fund 668 38 

Stoughton " " 223 01 

State " " 328 52 

Rent of room at Eliot S. H. 13 33 

Expended over Appr. and income 429 05 

$13,012 29 



12 



POOK IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid John Keen, for services as keeper 1 year 350 00 

cash paid for 2 bushels potatoes 1 50 

" " 1 stove 6 GO 

" " 2 wheel boxes 25 

" " to poor and sundries 11 GO 

"William Parker, jr. for beef and mutton ^4 11 

John H. Sumner, for beef 98 50 

A. & J. H. Upham, for flour and groceries 160 27 

Lewis G. Hearsey, for groceries 78 03 

Atkins & Co. for groceries 221 81 

Downing & Ellis, for potatoes 8 79 

Otis Shepard & Co. for bread 7 61 

for manure 3 1 33 
Nathaniel W. & T. Tileston, for grain and meal 355 87 

James Glover, jr. for grain and meal 24 42 

John Preston, for chocolate 16 00 

E. J. Bispham, for domestic goods 80 28 

Sarah A. Blaney, " " 10 02 

Holden & BuUard, for provisions 22 73 

King & Dexter, for paints and oil 4 83 

Daniel A. White, for 3 swine 7 50 

Diana Edgerly, for 7 weeks service 10 50 

T. W. Hoxie & Co. for 1 bbl. plaster 1 13 

James Tarr, for 8 bushels potatoes 7 60 

William H. Homes, for provisions 65 24 

Neponset Bridge Corporation, for tolls 3 92 

John Freeman, for 175 days labor 201 00 

Orin Fogg, for 5 months and 26 days do. 87 53 

Michael Feeley, for 2 months and 22 days do. 29 15 

James Glening, for 38 days do. 47 50 

Lawrence Carroll, 5 months do. 27 GO 

William Murphy, for labor 9 00 

Mary Donnelly, for 16 weeks service 20 GO 

Thomas Payson, for 1 horse cart 62 50 

James Boyd & Sons, for 1 cart harness 28 00 

Franklin Briggs, for 1 horse 85 00 

Read & Watts, for cheese 1 65 

William Fairbanks, for plank ' 2 73 

Cyrus Balkam, for wheelwright work 57 50 

Charles A. Upham, " " 2 67 

E. V. Munroe, for blacksmith work 79 74 

Charles J. Sumner, for tin ware 14 15 



13 

Paid David Hill, 1 bbl. potatoes 3 25 
Jacob Foster, for hay 13 04 
Alden, Taylor & Co. for potatoes 7 70 
William Read, for 1 yoke of oxen 122 75 
C. Corliss, for 2 swine 17 78 
James Quigley, for hard ware 2 00 
Robert Thaxter, M.D. for professional services 34 00 
Reuben Kingsbury, for wooden ware 1 41 
Henry Clapp, for' straw 6 15 
C. S. Drury, for provisions 43 23 
J. W. Foster, for removing Noah Hunt from Lit- 
tle Neck to the Alms House 75 
Prescott P. Hildreth, for use of boat 1 50 
George Capen, for do. 1 00 
Edmund Pope, for carting salt hay 4 50 
Ira Hiland, for vegetables 4 50 
Benjamin B. Davis, for 1 bbl. onions 1 75 
S. W. Clark, for clothing 6 00 
Prouty & Mears, for agricultural tools 54 03 
Joseph Harris, for grass and feed on Sch'l Pasture 5 00 
Joel Lucas, jr., for boots and shoes 14 86 
William F. Pope, for clothing 1 75 
Asa Davenport, for carpenter's work 10 05 
Daniel Davenport, for services as sexton 7 50 
Peter Blake, for provisions 108 26 
Andrew Glover, for groceries 55 56 
Preston & Curtis, bill for fuel 50 17 
William Pope, jr., for lumber 34 37 
Oliver Davenport, for blacksmith work 11 07 
Eben. Eaton, bill for wood bought at auction 71 25 
John C. Hewins, bill for blacksmith work 34 49 
Oliver Hall, for cash paid sundry bills 13 51 
George W. Tuckerman, for repairing locks 50 
John H, Robinson, for cash paid bill of 1850 1 15 



$3,159 19 
Cr. 

Amount received from sundry persons for pears 57 00 

For sale of oxen 92 00 

For sale of hay 17 00 

For sale of pork 20 96 

For board of sundry persons at the Alms House 315 67 

From State pauper account 126 82 

$629 45 



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14 

Amount brought over 629 45 

Appropriation 2,500 00 

Expended over do. and receipts 29 74 

$3,159 19 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Oliver Hall, for cash paid to sundry persons 28 00 
William Tolman, for do. 229 83 

Edward King, for do. 26 GO 

E. D. Miller, M.D., for professional services in 1850 50 00 
Benjamin Gushing, M.D., for do. in 1851 
Jonathan Ware, M.D., for do. in 1851 
E. H. R. Ruggles, bill for coffins 
William Tolman, for services as sexton 
Daniel Davenport, for do. 
William Davenport, for do. 
Town of Wrentham, for support of paupers 
Patrick Connell, for board of child 
Paul Adams, for funeral expenses of pauper 
Robert F. Tolman, bill for groceries to paupers 
James Tolman, bill for " " 

Joseph Marshall, bill for " " 

Jabez Howland, bill for " " 

William A. Gilbert, bill for " " 

Isaac Field, bill for " " 

Andrew Glover, bill for " " 

Preston & Curtis, bill for fuel to sundry persons 
Robert M. Todd, 

Charles Emery, " " " 

John H. Robinson, for cash paid paupers in 1850 



Balance unexpended 

Appropriation $800 00 



15 00 


5 00 


10 00 


3 00 


2 00 


2 50 


49 00 


83 14 


13 00 


26 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


15 00 


10 00 


132 54 


28 25 


10 75 


2 00 


761 01 


38 99 



SUPPORT OF LUNATICS AT HOSPITAL. 

Paid Treasurer of Hospital, for board and clothing 

of sundry persons , 387 70 

Balance unexpended 238 30 

$626 00 



15 

Cr. 

Amount received of Mrs. Floyd 
Appropriation 



26 00 
600 00 

$626 00 



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HIGHWAYS. 



278 25 

875 19 

470 50 

54 45 

90 42 

/^ <^ X «9^ky s^ 29 52 
259 87 
799 58 



Paid Ebenezer Wales (surveyor), for 159 days labor 

778 days labor by men 

470^ days labor by horses 

323.^ days use of carts 

1507 loads of stone chips 

492 loads of gravel 
Thomas Baldwin (surveyor), for SSP-days labor 

710| days labor bjr men 

624 days labor by horses 624 00 

435 days use of carts 72 50 

Oliver Davenport, for blacksmith work 38 71 

Thomas D. Quincy, for gravel 9 00 

John Preston, « 8 70 

Thomas R. Cooper, " 2 00 

John Tileston, for stone 3 00 

Phineas Goodwin, 13| days labor 19 88 

Prouty & Mears, for tools 6 00 

Georofe L. Fisher, for blacksmith work 4 01 

James Glenning, 28 days labor 35 00 

William Murphy, 5 months labor 41 00 

Patrick Morris, 19 days labor 23 75 

E. W. Robinson, man and team on road 2 25 

Stephen Baker, 348 loads stone and gravel 21 75 

John Sargent, for drilling and blasting rocks 50 00 
Sheafe G. Drake, 1 day's labor on bridge on Park st. 1 75 

Otis Shepard, 32 loads of stones 7 25 

1 cask powder 2 75 

Henr\^ Crane, for sharpening drills and picks 2 26 

Thomas W. Capen, for pick handles 66 
George B. Billings, for highway work at Squan- 

tum and farms 15 00 



Appropriation 
Expended over do. 



3,500 00 
349 00 

$3,849 00 



$3,849 00 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Edward Jones, for services as Chief Engineer 60 00 
Robert Richardson, for " as Assistant " 15 00 
Charles Hunt, for " " " 15 00 
Samuel J. Capen, for " " " 15 00 
George L. Fisher, for " " " 15 00 
Sylvester H. Hebard, " " " ' 1-5 00' 
Fountain Engine Company, for services 1 year 100 00 
Independence Engine Company, for do. do. 1<;0 00 
Tiger " " " 100 00 
Edmund J. Baker, for rent of land for Foun- 
tain Engine House, 3 years 30 00 
For repairs of engines and various articles for 
the department, as per bills approved by the 
chief engineer, and examined and allowed 
by the selectmen 



Balance unexpended 
Appropriation $1,500 00 



767 82 

1,232 82 
267 18 

Sl,500 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Oliver Hall, for services as Selectman and 

Overseer of the Poor 1 year 125 00 

William Tolman, for do. 1 year 125 00 

John H. Robinson, for do. 1 year 125 00 
Eben. Tolman, for services as Town Clerk 1 year 100 00 

Charles Howe, for do. as Town Treasurer 1 year ]00 00 

Oliver Hall, for services as Assessor 54 00 

Wm. Tolman, for " " 57 00 

Edward King, for " " 31 50 

Charles Howe, for services as Assistant Assessor 60 CO 

Robert Vose, for " " " f:6 00 

Edward Jones, for " " " 70 50 

Wm. A. Gilbert, for " " " 51 00 

Oliver Hall, for services as Assessor (1850) 10 00 

William Tolman, for ser\aces as Assessor (1850) 8 75 

John H. Robinson, for " " " 8 75 



Balance unexpended 
Appropriation $1,000 00 



$995 50 
4 50 

$1,000 00 



n 

IMPROVEMENT OF BURIAL GROUNDS. 

SOUTH BUELA.L GROUND. 

Paid Samuel Littlefield, for labor 
E. W". Robinson, for 7 loads of loam 

NORTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Paid Daniel Davenport, for labor 
William Davenport, for 
James Connaton, for 



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Balance unexpended 
Appropriation $150 00 



56 50 

7 00 


26 25 

5 00 

49 06 


143 81 
6 19 



$150 00 



ABATEMENTS, FEES AND DISCOUNT. 

Paid abatements on tax of 1850 . 335 55 

Balance of fees for collecting taxes (1850) 3 00 

Abatements on tax of 1851 443 89 

Discount on tax of 1851 834 94 



1,617 38 
Balance unexpended 782 62 



Appropriation $2,400 00 



$2,400 00 



NOTE AND INTEREST. 

Paid interest on money borrowed on special appro- 
priations for school houses 936 00 

Interest on money borrowed in anticipation of 

the tax of 1851 510 21 

Note taken up at Savings Bank 1,000 00 



$2,446 21 
Appropriation 2,300 GO 

Expended over do. 146 21 



$2,446 21 
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18 

BACK STREET. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, 13 days labor 

67^ days labor by men 

25 days labor by horses 

24 days use of carts 
Thomas Baldwin, 17 days labor 

67 days labor by men 

51 days labor by horses 

37 days use of carts 
Andrew Glover, for powder and fuse 
John C. He wins, for blacksmith work 



Appropriation 
Expended over do. 





22 75 




75 93 




25 00 




4 00 




29 75 




75 94 




51 00 




6 17 




11 53 




23 53 




$325 60 


300 00 




25 60 





$325 60 



ASHMONT STREET. 

Paid James C. Sharp, for surveying on said street 
Ebenezer Tolman, for surveying do. do. 
Lewis Grandy, balance in full payment for two 

contracts to build said street 
Cornelius Desha, for building do. 

for other labor on do. 



Appropriation 
Expended over do. 



800 00 
66 50 

$866 50 



53 50 
11 00 

166 00 
500 00 
136 00 

$866 50 



SEA WALL AND COMMERCIAL STREET. 

Paid Phillips & Moseley, for iron for railing 1 IS 66 

Cyrus Balkam, for iron work for railing 30 33 

William Pope & Sons, for lumber 98 64 

J. P. Clapp, for " 51 01 

Charles Emery, for " 69 27 

William Pope, jr., for " 193 15 

John Sargent, for labor on sea wall and Com'l st. 335 24 

J. H. Wilson " " " 209 30 



19 

Paid W. P. Cavanaugh, for finding and driving 

4S piles 132 00 

John Roach, for labor 47 50 

Euel Alden, for labor 67 44 

John Holland, for labor 21 87 

James Pope, for building railing 152 63 

Whitcher & Sheldon, for furnishing stone and 

labor on sea wall 632 SO 

M. C. Goodhue, for blacksmith work 23 89 

Joel Stone, for labor 67 69 



$2,251 42 
Appropriation 1,500 00 

Expended over do. 751 42 



$2,251 42 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

Paid John J. Clark, for services as counsellor in 

sundry cases 235 00 
Oliver Hall, for cash paid witnesses' fees and 

expenses in the case with the town of Canton 33 00 

Peter Blake, for cash paid witnesses' fees 11 40 
for summons to witnesses and attending court 

at Dedham 8 78 

Samuel P. Loud, for services for selectmen 2 00 

David Clapp, for printing Thirteenth Report 74 4S 
C. C. P. Moody, for printing voting lists and 

warrants 70 25 

Wright & Co., for printing notices 1 00 

Aaron R. Gay, for books of record for town clerk 73 63 

Thomas Groom, for stationery 28 24 

Isaac Field, for " 37 
Charles Howe, for cash paid for stationery and 

postage 2 30 

Joseph G. Torrey, for printing tax bills 14 00 
Peter Blake, for posting warrants and delivering 

notices for town meetings 18 00 

Thomas W. Capen, for do. do. 12 00 

Wm. Davenport, for ringing bell for to\vn meetings 2 00 

William Tolman, for " " 1 25 

for fuel and care of Town Hall " 10 75 

Charles Howe, for fuel and care of Town Hall 3 00 

Peter Blake, for cleaning " " 50 



20 

Paid Thomas W. Capen, for setting glass and repairs 

for constable service at town meeting 
Keuben F. Haley, for do. do. 
John Robie, for do. do. 
Peter Blake, for do. do. 

for notifying town officers 
William Tolman, for distributing Selectmen's 
Report, 10 00 ; for valuation books, 2 50 

for notifying Assessors 
Edward Jones, for distributing valuation books 
Thomas J. Tolman, do. general laws 
Charles Howe, for preparing and distributing 

Thirteenth Printed Report 
Ebenezer Eaton, for services as auctioneer 
Oliver Hall, for services with State Valuation Com. 
Edward Jones, for " " '" 

Edward Pierce, " " " Selectmen 
Robert Vose, for postage for Assessors 
William Tolman, cash paid postage for Selectmen 
E. W. Sampson, for Court fees 
S. D. Eaton, for two maps of Dorchester 

for surveying school-house lot 

for " gravel land 
James C. Sharp, for surveying on Gibson street 

for surveying on town roads 

for " Newhall's gravel hill 

for " Spear's " 

Eben. Tolman, for surveying sea wall 

for surveying school-house lots, Nos. 5 and 6 
William Tolman, for cash paid expenses to sun- 
dry towns 

for use of horse and wagon 
William Hendry, for do. do. for Selectmen 
Estes Kimball, for do. do. " 

William Hendry and others, for conveying the 
children of the public schools to M. H. Hill, 
Sept. 17th, on arrival of President of U. S. 34 GO 
George S. Newell, for elm trees and setting do. 

on town lands 26 00 

Thomas Pierce, for do. do. 28 00 

Ebenezer Eaton, for chestnut posts 8 70 

Stephenson & Co., for weights to seal hay scales 43 78 
Thomas W. Capen, for table for use of sealer 1 50 

for cash paid freight on weights 1 25 

John A. Tucker, harness to funeral car 27 00 



2 13 


75 


100 


3 00 


9 25 


8 00 


12 50 


1 00 


6 GO 


8 00 


35 00 


9 00 


6 00 


2 50 


17 25 


5 73 


2 00 


1 37 


5 00 


11 00 


12 50 


483 


8 00 


5 00 


125 


4 33 


6 75 


33 50 


6 50 


15 00 


3 00 



21 

Paid S. D. Bryant, for repairing harness for do. 4 75 

John Keen, for wagon and harness 40 00 

Charles A. Upham, for repairing funeral car 1 00 
Charles Ewell, for damages to wagon on high way 32 25 

• John Sargent, for new derrick 85 00 
Jacob Foster, jr. for building fence on Gibson st. 14 68 

James Jenkins, for do. on Granite street 7 50 

Charles Ewell, for building railing on Centre st. 18 65 

John C. Hewins, for iron work on do. 13 78 

Phineas Goodwin, for labor on wall on do. 12 00 
John Freeman, for '' " on Pleasant st. 46 25 

George W. Pond, for " " " 20 00 

Robert Hall, for guide post 3 12 

William Pope, jr. for lumber 35 4-8 

John P. Clapp, for do. 44 48 

Isaac Field, for nails 50 

La\^Tence Whittey, labor on dike on Causeway 30 00 

Thomas M. Moseley, for surveying on " 10 00 

for do. on Humphrey street 25 00 
John Sargent, for finding gravel and btiilding 

Humphrey street 366 00 

Ebenezer Holden, for land damages on do. 135 00 

Henrv Humphreys, for do. do. 130 00 

John Holden, for' do. do. 34 00 

Jonathan Bridgham,, for do. do. 22 00 

Charles Bradley, for do. do. 20 00 

Noah Fifield, for do. do. 12 00 

Thomas Beals, for do. do. 10 00 

Thomas M. Bird, for do. do. 8 00 

George Hill, for do. do. 4 00 

Bartley Hughes, for labor in blasting rocks 209 79 

James' Glenning, " " " 151 87 

John Freeman, " " " 26 25 

Andrew Glover, for powder and fuse 142 95 

Edward V. Munroe, for blacksmith work 79 56 

James Connaton, for labor 13 44 

Cornelius Desha, for " 8 50 
Thomas Adams, as sheriff, and bill for police-men 

on muster field 358 40 

Isaac Field, for refreshments for police-men 10 30 

John W. Porter & Co. for lumber for tent 18 57 

Edward Jones, for building tent 6 95 

James Bo3'd, for badges for police-men 27 00 
George W. Tuckerman, for services as police-man 45 50 

Peter Blake, for do. 26 50 



22 

Paid Thomas W. Capen, for services as police-man 
John Keen, for do. 
Noah D. Allen, for do. 
Edward V, Munroe, for do. 
John Robie, for do. 
Sylvester H. Hebard, for do. 
John Robie and others, for services as watchmen 

135 nights 
Peter Blake, for taking paupers to Alms House 
Oliver Hall, for cash paid sundry bills 
William Davenport, for returning 69 deaths 
William Tolman, for " 29 " 

Otis Shepard, for " 41 " (bill of 

1848, '49 and '50 
Eben Tolman, for returning and record'g 70 deaths 

recording 268 births 
" 49 marriages 
Peter Blake, for dinners and refreshments for town 

officers 42 00 

Charles Howe, for cash paid freight on bundles of 

reports 1 75 

for cash paid for recording deeds and expenses to 

Dedham 3 95 



6 00 


25 00 


6 00 


8 00 


700 


5 75 


194 13 


1 50 


6 86 


6 90 


2 90 


2 50 


3 3 50 


53 60 


4 90 



$3,712 63 
Cr. 

Amount received in part payment for sale of 

land on Meeting-House Hill 
Interest on sale of said land 
From town of Quincy for expenses in 

pauper case 
From town of Milton for gravel 
For rent of Town-House lot 
Appropriation 
Expended over Appr. and income 

$3,712 63 



50 00 
12 00 

L 

42 37 

8 60 

6 00 

2,500 00 

1,093 66 



DEBT OF THE TOWN. 

Treasurer's Notes to Dedham Savings Institution 8,000 00 

" "to Robert Thaxter 3,600 00 

" " to Josiah Vinton (trustee) 2,000 00 

» " to Third Parish in Dorchester 500 00 

$14,100 00 



23 



INVENTORY OF SCHOOL FUND. 



GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 



Albert Webster's Note and Mortgage 


3,000 00 


Lyman Willard's " 




503 00 


Charles Hunt's " 




428 12 


(( u (( 




604 88 


Theodore L. Howe's " 




342 00 


U il u 




213 75 


Alexander Pope's " 




1,660 43 


George A. Houghton's " 




474 00 


Heniy Jenkins's " 




464 31 


John Dolan's " 




501 92 


United States Loan of 1842 




3,000 00 




$11,192 41 



STOTJGHTON SCHOOL FtTNI>. 

Twenty-three shares State Bank Stock, par value 

^60 1,380 00 

Seven shares Tremont Bank Stock, par value $100 700 00 

Four shares Blue Hill Bank Stock, par value $100 400 00 

Four shares Western R. R. Stock, par value $100 400 00 

John L. Capen's Note and Mortgage 440 20 



3,320 20 
Amount of Gibson Fund brought forward 11,192 41 



Total School Fund 



$14,512 61 



TOWN PROPERTY. 



Benjamin F. Glover's Note 
Amount due from taxes of 1851 

Balance in the Treasury, February 1, 



1852 



Deduct from the above amount the sum of 
$6000 borrowed in anticipation of taxes, and 
the resources of the Treasury will be 



75 00 

5,878 38 
2,284 71 

8,238 09 



$2,238 09 



24 



TOTAL RECEIPTS Bro't forward. 



For Schools 


12,583 24 


Poor in the Alms House 


3,129 45 


Poor out of the Alms House 


800 00 


Lunatics at Hospital 


626 00 


Highways 


3,500 00 


Fire Department 


1,500 00 


Engine House 


600 00 


Town Officers 


1,000 00 


Burial Grounds 


150 00 


Abatements, Fees and Discount 


2,400 00 


Note and Interest 


2,300 00 


Back Street 


300 00 


Ashmont Street 


800 00 


Sea Wall and Commercial Street 


1,500 00 


Incidental Town Expenses 


2,618 97 


Net Balance for amount expended over 


Appro- 


priations and Income 


1,731 32 


Balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1S51 


1,506 79 


Total Receipts and Balance 


$37,045 77 



25 



± \J £. l^JLl .&ll.<^J. JllJ.-ii J^J. A lU J.'. JLJKf.aiai. JJX «. 


» li 1%J1 YV ax Ua 


For Schools 


13,012 29 


Poor in the Alms House 


3,159 19 


Poor out of the Alms House 


761 01 


Lunatics at Hospital 


387 70 


Highways 


3,849 00 


Fire Department 


1,232 82 


Town Officers 


99-5 50 


Burial Grounds 


143 81 


Abatements, Fees and Discount 


1,617 38 


Note and Interest 


2,446 21 


Back Street 


325 60 


Ashmont Street ^ 


866 50 


Sea Wall and Commercial Street 


2,251 42 


Incidental Town Expenses 


3,712 63 


Total Expenses 


34,761 06 


Balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1852 


2,284 71 



$37,045 77 

CHAELES HOWE, 

Treasurer of Dorchester. 



The undersigned, having carefully examined the Treasu- 
rer's accounts, hereby certify that we find them to have been 
correctly kept and properly vouched. His receipts for the 
year ending February 1 , 1852, have been S37,045 77 ; his 
disbursements during the same time were $34,761 06 ; leav- 
ing a balance in the Treasury of $2,284 71 — as wdll appear 
by the foregoing Report. 

Respectfully submitted. 

ROBERT VOSE, ) 
EDWARD JONES, } Auditors. 
EDWARD PIERCE, ) 

Dorchester, Feb. 20, 1852. 



27 



To the Selectmen of Dorchester. 

Gentlemen, — I see, by your last year's Report, a statement 
of the number of persons in the town, between the ages of 
5 and 15 years, is appended ; and I here furnish you with 
the same kind of statement for the school year 1851-2, as 
taken by myself. 

Very truly and respectfully, 

O. PUTNAM BACON. 



May 1, 1851. 





Alales. 


Females. 


Everett School, 


122 


114 


Mather " 


94 


117 


Adams " 


89 


73 


Gibson 


84 


107 


Winthrop and Eliot ) 
Schools, ) 


131 


129 


Norfolk School, 


65 


53 


Butler 


14 


17 


Neponset " 


68 


60 


IVIaverick " 


46 


54 


Washin^on " 


102 


99 


Squantum " 


3 


4 



818 



May 1, 


1850. 


Males. 


Females 


124 


108 


88 


116 


83 


67 


77 


99 


181 


116 


64 


50 


9 


21 


62 


52 


42 


49 


85 


78 


3 


4 



827 
818 



768 



760 

768 



1,645 
1,528 



1,523 



Increase 



117 



28 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Chief Engineer. — Edward Jones. 

Assistants. — Robert Richardson, Charles Hunt, Samuel 
J. Capen, Sylvester W. Hebard, Geo. L. Fisher. 

REPORT OF the CHIEF ENGINEER. 

To the Selectmen of Dorchester. 

Gentlemen, — The third annual report of the condition of 
the Fire Department is presented for your consideration. 

From February 1, 1851, to February 1, 1852, there were 
eight alarms from fires in the town, and seven from fires out 
of town. Engines were used at five fires ; two were ex- 
tinguished with buckets, and one had so nearly consumed 
the building before it was discovered (a barn belonging to 
Stephen Liversidge, Esq.), that no efforts were made to ex- 
■ tinguish it. 

The Boston Fire Department has rendered valuable as- 
sistance at three fires at Washington Village. 

The estimated amount of loss has been S5,740, and in- 
surance $3,320 — an increase over the preceding year of loss, 
$4,540 ; and insurance, $2,195. 

The general expenses, exclusively under the Board of 
Engineers, have been $767 82. 

Two of the Engines have been new painted, and all of 
them, with their apparatus, are in good order and ready for 
use. One hundred and seventy-five feet of leading, and 
twenty-three feet of suction hose have been purchased. 

There are three Companies at the present time, viz. 

Fountain, No. 1. — Joseph W. Sloan, Foreman; Geo. S. 
Esty, Assistant Foreman; Gustavus E, Haynes, Clerk; 
E. A. Smith, Steward. 

Independence, No. 5. — James B. Hill, Foreman ; Andrew 
Collins, Assistant Foreman; Noah D. Allen, Clerk ; James 
W. Dickey, Steward. 

Tiger, No. 6. — James H. Upham, Foreman; Andrew 
Sumner, Assistant Foreman; Charles A. Upham, Clerk; 
Ralph Ware, Steward. 

The other Engines arel in the care of competent and 
faithful men, who keep them in good working order. 

The usual table of fires, &c. is appended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD JONES. 



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VITAL STATISTICS OP DORCHESTER. 



PREPARED BY EDWARD JARVIS, M.D. 



The population of Dorchester in 1850, by the national 
enumeration, 7,979. In 1851, by calculation, 8,371. 

MARRIAGES. 

Intentions entered with the Town Clerk, 94. Nativity of 
the parties as follows : — U. States, males 65, females 63 ; 
British Provinces, male 1, females 3 ; Ireland, males 20, fe- 
males 21 ; England, males 4, females 3; Scotland, males 3, 
female 1 ; Germany, male 1, female 1 ; not stated, females 2. 
Marriages performed in the town in 1851, 44; in 1850, 49. 

BIRTHS. 

Males 161, females 137 ; total, 298. Nativity of parents 
as follows : — Dorchester, fathers 41, mothers 26 ; other parts 
U. States, fathers 111, mothers 132 ; Ireland, fathers 97, mo- 
thers 101 ; England, fathers 13, mothers 9; Scotland, fathers 
3, mothers 3 ; British Provinces, fathers 6, mothers 8 ; Ger- 
many, fathers 18, mothers 17; France, fathers 2; Denmark, 
father 1 ; not stated, fathers 4, mothers 2. Total American 
parentage, fathers 152, mothers 158 ; foreign parentage, fa- 
thers, 196, mothers 140. 

• DEATHS. 

In 1851 the deaths were 145. Males, 72; females, 68; 
not stated, 5 ; stillborn, 3. In 1850, the deaths were 68. 

The ratio of mortality was, in 1S51, one in 58; in 1850, 
one in 117; in 1849, one in 54; and in 1848, one in 91. 

The mortality of the whole State in 1850, out of Boston, 
except eight towns not reported, was one in 65 ; and in Bos- 
ton one in 37. 

Names and Ages of the Deceased. 



Mary Aitken, 


1 yr. 3 m. 


Joseph W. Bird, 


67 


yrs. 4 m. 


Lydia Baker, 


75 yrs. 


Frank W. Bird, 




I yr. 5 m. 


Elijah Balkam, 


8ds. 


George F. Bispham, 


9 m. 


John B. Barnes, 


22 yrs. 21 d. 


John L. Bovvers, 




9 m. 


Lucy E. Bedell, 


35 yrs. 8 m. 


Ilulh Bray, 




69 yis. 


John B. F. Billin 


igs, 1 yr. 8 " 


Paliick Biackin 




44 vrs. 


William Bird, 


80 yrs. 


Ellen E. Briggs, 




6 m. 



31 



Lucy A. Broad, 10 m. 

Samuel Brommel, 57 yrs. 

Charles W. Bronsdon, 13 m. 
Helen J. Callender, 1 yr. 10 m. 
Charles W. Carpenter, 14 ds. 
INIalather N. Carter, ' 10 m. 
Ellen E. Chaddock, 2 yrs. 

Edward C. Chase, 19 m. 

George S. Clapp, 31 yrs. 

John S. Clay, 1 yr. 

Caleb Coburn, 62 yrs. 7 m. 
Child of Catharine Coiine, 7 m. 



Patrick J. Conelly, 



A. W. Coppenhagar, 79 yrs 9 " 
Hannah Craft, 81 yrs. 

Elvira Crane, 46 " 

Hannah Crowell, 25 yrs. 



Eliza C. Curtis, 



19 yrs. 5 ni. 



Lillie L. Curtis, 11 m. 23 ds. 
Hannah Dady, 16 m. 

Joseph Davenport, 15 yrs. 

Lavinia B. Davis, 7 yrs. 2 rn. 
Child of Samuel Davis, 
Samuel T. Davis, 2 yrs. 11 m. 
Horace S. Davis, 20 d. 

John Denny, 34 yrs. 

Anna Dickerman, 83 yrs. 5 m. 
Bridget Doland, 34 yrs. 

Alfred Dorr, 43 yrs. 6 m. 

Georae H. Dow, 8 '•' 

Elizabeth M. Dow, 26 yrs. 7 " 
Horace M. Downer, 1 yr. 3 m. 
James Downey, 35 yrs. 

Ann Duniken, 11m. 

Maria Fealey, 3 m. 

Alexander Ferguson, 29 yrs. 
Elizabeth Fessenden, 74 " 
Elizabeth Fish, 1 m. 

Lucy A. Gardner, 20 yrs. 

AVilliam Garrit)^, 45 yrs. 

Margaret Gately, 34 yrs. 

Eoland Ha^'^erston, 2 yrs. 7 m. 
Charles H.' Hall, 5-' 

Mary Hamilton, 20 yrs. 10 m. 
Wilder Harding, 56 yrs. 2 m. 
Euaene T. Haynes, 2 " 6 " 
Sally Hill, 48 yrs. 3 ra. 

Rebecca Hitchins, 77 yrs. 

Thomas C. Hood, 5 yrs. 11 m. 
Abigail Hook, 76 3TS. 

William Hobart, jr., • 35 yrs. 



Joseph HoUenburg, 7 m. 

Asahel Howe, 68 yrs. 

Timothy Hopkins, 39 yrs. 10 m. 
Child of Timothy Hopkins, 1 d. 
Charles Edwin Jackson, 25 yrs. 
James Jenkins, 88 yrs. 

Oliver Jenkins, jr., 4 yrs. 7 m. 
Lucy E. Jones, 3 yrs. 11 m. 
Thomas Kelly, ' 27 yrs. 

Thomas Kelly, 7 m. 

Abdiel Kirk, 71 yrs. 4 m. 

George H. Knox, 3 yrs. 



4 m. William H. Knox, 



Hannah Lemist, 
Stephen Liversidge, 



1 m. 

89 yrs. 
31 vrs. 



Susan M. Mann, 11 m. 15' d.. 
Eliza. L. IMarshall, 38 yrs. 6 m. 
Caroline B. May, 17 yrs. 

Ella M. M'Cleanen, 6 ra. 

Tliomas McGraun, 8 yrs. 6 m. 
Nathaniel Mclntire, 52 yrs. 
William McQuinney, 3 m. 

Catharine Ann Minchen, 2 yrs. 
Calla Minot, 69 yrs. 5 m. 

Mary Morris, 2 yrs. 11m. 

Josiah Morse, 2 yrs. 

Esther Munroe, 83 yrs. 

Charlotte N. Munroe, 6 m. 

Herbert Norton, 6 yrs. 8 " 

Abraham Noyes, 51 yrs. 6 m. 
■ Hugh Rae O'Neill, 9 m. 

Emily Otlley, 1 yr. 1 m. 

Francis G. Perry, 1 yr. 9 m. 
John Pierce, 75 yrs. 5 m. 

Wallace A. Poole, 1 yr. 7 m. 
Susannah Pope, 70 7 m. 

William P. Prescott, 17 yis. 
David W. Rice, 39 yrs. 

Joseph C. Rice, 4 '' 

Wm. M. Rogers, 44 yrs. 1] m. 
Mary E. Ru:rgles, 1 yr. 4 m. 
George H. Russell, 9 m. 

Louisa C. Ryder, '25 yrs. 

Cecilia Ryder, 21 yrs. 

Harris Ryder, 4 m. 

Horace Ryder, 3 m. 

Nancy Savage, 39 yrs. 

Caroline Savage^ 4 m. 

Jacob Schaffer, 5 m 

Mary C. Schell, 1 yr. 

Horace Scudder, 48 yrs. 6111. 



32 



Sarah J. Seaverns, 
MavyM. Shepard, 
Mary F. Shepard, 
I\Iary Shokensy, 
Mary F. Smith, 
Sarah Stoae, 
Ruth Stone, 
Ruth E. Stone, 
Lemuel A. Spear, 
Eben. Sumner, 
Mary Sweeney, 
Jerusha Thayer, 
Mrs. Thomas, 
Caroline G. Tilton, 
Edward Timmins, 



5 m. Edwin A. Tolman, 4 m. 
29 yrs. 10 m. Elizabeth B. Towner, 56 yrs. 

6 m. Margaret Tuckerman, 35 yrs. 
28 yrs. Clarence Upharn, 5 yrs. 4 m. 

3 yrs. 10 m. Ellen T. Urana, 1 yr. 

62 yrs. 4 m. John A. Voy, 2 yrs. 

25 yrs. Lydia Voy, 22 yrs. 
7 m. 21 ds. Elizabeth Wheeler, 11 yrs. 

13 m. Mary E. Wilde, 20 yrs. 

61 yrs. 1 m. Mary J. Williams, 25 yrs. 

19 m. Sarah Wiswell, 87 yrs. 9 m. 

44 yrs. Chas. G. Withington, 1 yr. 2 m. 

Child of John Woodman, 2 yrs. 

26 yrs. Infant found drowned. 
3 yrs. 5m. 



January, 
February, 
March, 
April, 



The Deaths were — In the Month of 

8 May, 9 September, 

7 June, 2 October, 

12 July,- 9 November, 

16 Ausust, 23 December, 



The Ages of the Deceased were — 



Under 1 year, 

1 to 2 years, 

2 to 5 " 
5 to 10 " 
10 to 15 '' 



35 15 to 20 years, 

19 20 to 30 ■ 

15 30 to 40 

6 40 to 50 

1 50 to 60 



(.1 
a 



3 
17 
14 



60 to 70 yrs. 
70 to 80 " 
Over 80 " 
Not stated, 



Teething, 5 

Dysentery, 20 

Cholera Infantum, 13 

Cholera Morbus, 1 

Inflam. of Bowels, 3 

Worms, 1 

Ship Fever, 1 

Quincy, 1 

Rheumatism, 2 

Ulcer, 1 

Erysipelas, 1 

Apoplexy, 4 



Jaundice, 2 

Convulsions, 5 

Consumption, 27 

Lung Fever, 5 

Croup, 10 

Hoop. Cough, 3 

Palsy, 2 

Lockjaw, 1 

Insanity, 1 

Tumor, 1 

Dropsy, 3 

Cancer, 1 



25 

12 

9 

13 



145 



7 
6 

8 
1 



145 



Their Places of Nativity were — 
Dorchester, 70 Ireland, 9 Not stated. 

Other towns in Ms., 48 England and Scotl'd, 6 
Other States, 8 Germany, 1 

Children of foreigners born in U. States, 17 
Foreigners, 16 — 33 

Their Diseases were — 



Disease of Heart, 
Anemia, 
Measles, 
Scarlet Fever, 
Fever, 

Typhoid Fever, 
Childbirth, 
Infantile, (1 d. old) 
Okl Age, 
Injuries on R. R. 

'•' by fall 
Found Drowned. 



145 



3 
1 
1 
1 
3 
2 
1 
2 
12 
3 
1 
1 



145 



TOAYN OFFICERS OF DORCHESTER, 

FROM 1754 TO 1851. 



The following list of officers, copied from the Town Re- 
cords, will be found convenient for future reference. It com- 
mences with the year succeeding the termination of " Blake's 
Annals," which contains a similar list from the settlement 
of tlie town to 1753. 

1754. 

Selectm.en and Assessors. — Richard Hall, Noah Clap, 
Samuel Pierce, Edward Preston, Samuel Blake. -7 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Represen- 
tative, Robert Spur. 

175.5. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Pierce, Richard Hall, Edward Pres- 
ton, Samuel How, Noah Clap. 

Assessors, Samuel Pierce, Richard Hall, Noah Clap. Clei'k, ^ 
Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representative, Estes 
Hatch. 

1756. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Pierce, Richard Hall, Samuel How, 
Edward Preston, Noah Clap. 

Assessors, Richard Hall, Samuel How, Noah Clap. Cleric, 
Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representative, James / 
Foster. 

• 1757. 

Selectmen and. Assessors. — Samuel Pierce, Richard Hall, 
Samuel How, Edward Preston, Noah Clap. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Represen- ; 
tative, Samuel How. 

1758. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Pierce, Richard Hall, Samuel How, 
Noah Clap, Edward Preston. 

Assessors, Samuel Pierce, Noah Clap, Samuel How, y. 
Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Represe'/ita- 
five, Nathaniel Hatch. 



34 

1759. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Richard Hall, Samuel Pierce, 
Noah Clap, Samuel How, Edward Preston, 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Nathaniel Hatch. 

1760. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Samuel Pierce, Richard Hall, 
Samuel How, Noah Clap, Edward Preston. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Represerda- 
tive, Nathaniel Hatch. 

1761. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — James Foster, Noah Clap, 
Edward Breck, Richard Hall, John Robinson. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Nathaniel Hatch. 

1762. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — James Foster, John Robinson, 
Noah Clap, Edward Breck, Samuel How. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, James Robinson. 

1763. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel How, 
Richard Hall, John Robinson, Edward Breck. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, John Robinson. 

1764. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Edward Breck, 
John Baker, Moses Davns. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive,, io^an Robinson. 

1765. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel How, 
Samuel ToplifF, Samuel Pierce, Abijah White. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, John Robinson. 

1766. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Samuel Pierce, Samuel How, 
Abijah White, Samuel ToplifF, Noah Clap. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1767. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Samuel How, Samuel ToplifF, 
John Robinson, John Minott. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasiirer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 



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1768. 

Selectmeyi and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Humphrey Ather- 
ton, Samuel How, Samuel ToplifF, John Minott. 

Clerk. Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1769. 

Selectmen ayid Assessors. — Noah Clap, Humphrey Ather- 
ton, Samuel Topliff, John Minott, Abijah White. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1770. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Topliff", 
John Minott, Jose2:)h Clap, Abijah White. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1771. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Topliff", 
Abijah White, Joseph Clap, John Minott. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1772. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Timothy Foster, 
Samuel Topliff, John White, John Minott. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1773. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Topliff, 
John JMinott, Lemuel Eobinson, Ebenezer Kilton. 

Clerk, Noah Clap, Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Samuel How. 

1774. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Topliff, 
Ebenezer Withington, Lemuel Robinson, John Minott. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap, Representa- 
tive, Lemuel Robinson. 

1775. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Lemuel Robinson, 
Samuel Topliff, John Minott, Ebenezer Withington. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Ebenezer Withington. 

1776. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Topliff, 
John Minott, Ebenezer Withington, Bernard Capen. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Lemuel Robinson. 



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1777. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel TopliC 
Ebenezer Withington, John Minott, Ezekiel Tolman. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Ebenezer Wales. 

1778. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel ToplifT, 
Thomas Moseley, Ezekiel Tolman, John Minott. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Ebenezer Wales. 

1779. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Nc«h Clap, Samuel ToplitT, 
Ezekiel Leeds, Ezekiel Tolman, Thomas Moseley. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Ebenezer Wales. 

1780. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel ToplifF, 
Samuel Coolidge, Ezekiel Leeds, Ebenezer Kilton. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, El>enezer Wales, 

1781. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Toplifi". 
Samuel Coolidge, John Minott, John How. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Represeiita- 
tive, Ebenezer Wales. 

1782. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel ToplifF, 
Samuel Coolidge, Ebenezer Kilton, John How. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Ebenezer Wales. 

1783. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Topliff, 
Samuel Coolidge, Ebenezer Kilton, John How, 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, James Swan. 

Number of Inhabitants in Dorchester, September, 178.3. 
Number of Avhites, 1,441 

Number of blacks, 9 1,450 

Entered by me,' Noah Clap, Toivn Clerk. 

1784. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Coolidge, 
Samuel ToplifF, Ebenezef Kilton, John How. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, James Swan. 



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1785. 

Selectmen and. Assessors. — Noah Clap, Samuel Coolidge, 
John How, Ebenezer Kilton, Samuel Toplift^. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Rejn-esenta- 
tive, Ebeaezer Wales. 

1786. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Samuel Coolidge, Noah Clap, 
John How, Benjamin Beales, Stephen Badlam. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Noah Clap. Representa- 
tive, Ebenezer Wales. 

1787. 

Selectmen, and Assessors. — Samuel Coolidge, John How, 
Ebenezer Kilton, Ezekiel Leeds, Noah Clap. 

Clerk, Samuel Coolidge. Treasurer, Samuel Coolidge. 
Representative, James Bowdoin, Jr. 

1788, 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Samuel Coolidge, Noah Clap, 
John How, Ebenezer Kilton, Ezekiel Leeds. 

Clerk, Samuel Coolidge Treasurer, Samuel Coolidge. 
Representative, James Bowdoin, Jr. 

1789. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Samuel Coolidge, John How, 
Ebenezer Kilton, Noah Clap, Ezekiel Leeds. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Samuel Coolidge. Repre- 
sentative, James Bowdoin. 

1790. 

Selectmen and Assessms. — John How, Noah Clap, Eze- 
kiel Leeds, Ebenezer Kilton, Ebenezer Tolman, Jr. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. Re- 
presentative, James Bowdoin. 

1791. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Stephen Badlam, Ebenezer 
Tolman, Jr., Ezekiel Leeds, Nathaniel Clap, Oliver Bil- 
lings. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. Re- 
presentative, Benjamin Hitchborn. 

1792. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Jr., Nathan- 
iel Clap, Ebenezer Clap, Ezekiel Tolman, Oliver Billings. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer , Mather Withington. Re- 
presentative, John How. 

1793. 
Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Jr., Oliver 
Billings, Nathaniel Clap, Ezekiel Leeds, Lemuel Crane. 
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Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. 'Re- 
presentative, John How. 

1794. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Clap, Ebenezer Tol- 
man. Benjamin Pierce, John Baker, Jr., Jonathan Bird, 3d. 

Clerli, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. i?e- 
presentative, Moses Everett. 

179-5. 

Selectmen and, Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolrnan, Benjamin 
Pierce, Ebenezer Clap, John Baker, Jr., Jonathan Bird, 3d. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. Re- 
presentative, Moses Everett. 

1796. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Clap, Ebenezer Tol- 
rnan, Benjamin Pierce, John Baker, Jr., Jonathan Bird, 3d. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. Re- 
presentative, John How. 

1797. 

Selectmen a7id Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, John Baker, 
Jr., Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Enos Blake. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington, Re- 
presentative, John How. 

1799. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Enos Blake, 
John Baker, Jr., Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley. 

Clerk, Noah Clap. Treasurer, Mather Withington. Re- 
presentative, John How. 

1799. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Enos Blake, 
John Baker, Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withington. 
Representative, John How, 

1800. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Enos Blake, 
Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Edward W. Baxter, 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman, Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Represeritatives, Perez Morton, John How. 

ISOl. 

S'dect7nen and Assessms. — Ebenezer Tolman, Enos Blake, 
Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Edward W. Baxter, 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, John How, Perez Morton. 

1802. 
Selectmen and Assessms. — Ebenezer Tolman. Enos Blake, 
Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Edward W. Baxter. 



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Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, John How, Perez Morton. 

1803. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Lemuel 
Crane, Enos Blake, Edward W. Baxter, Thomas Moseley. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Represejitative, Perez Morton. 

1S04. 

Selectmen and Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Lemuel 
Crane, Edward W. Baxter, Thomas Moseley, John Capen, Jr. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tolman. 

1805. 

Selectmen. — Ebenezer Tolman, John Capen, Jr., Lemuel 
Crane, Edward W. Baxter, Thomas Moseley. 

Assessors. — John How, John Pierce, John Pope. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tolman. 

1806. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebene- 
zer Clap, Jr. 

Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, James Humphrey, Samuel 
Capen, Jr., John Capen, Jr. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, James B. Howe. 
Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tolman, P. Holden. 

1807. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebenezer 
Clap. 

Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, James Humphrey, John 
Capen, Jr., Lemuel Crane, Samuel Capen, Jr. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, James B. How^e. 
Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tohxian, Phinehas 
Holden. 

1808. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebenezer 
Clap. . . 

Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, John Capen, Jr., James 
Humphrey, Lemuel Crane, Samiiel Capen, Jr. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, James B. Howe. 
Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tolman, Phinehas 
Holden. 

1809. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebenezer 
Clap. 



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AssBssors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Lemuel Crane, Thomas 
Moseley, Samuel Capen, Jr., John Preston. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tolman, Phine- 
has Holden. 

1810. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebenezer 
Clap. 

Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Lemuel Crane, Thomas 
Moseley, John Preston, Samuel Capen, Jr. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, Perez Morton, Ezekiel Tolman, Phine- 
has Holden. 

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Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebenezer 
Clap. 

Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Lemuel Crane, Thomas 
Moseley, Edward W. Baxter, Nathaniel Minott. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer , Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, Daniel Withington, Mather Withing- 
ton, Lemuel Crane. 

1812. 

Selectmen. — Samuel Clap, Ebenezer Wales, Jr., Ebene- 
zer Clap. 

Assessors. — Ebenezer Tolman, Lemuel Crane, Thomas 
Moseley, Nathaniel Minott, William Pope. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, James Humphrey, John Capen, Jr., 
William Pope. 

1813. 

Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Thomas Crehore, Benja- 
min Jacobs. 

Assessors. — John Capen, Jr., Edward Holden, Samuel 
Capen, Jr., Frederick Pope, John Pope. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representatives, James Humphrey, John Capen, Jr., 
William Pope. 

1814. 

Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Thomas Crehore, Benja- 
min Jacobs. 

Assessors. — John Capen, Jr., Edward Holden, Samuel 
Capen, Jr., Frederick Pope, John Pope. 

Clerk, James Everett. Treasurer, Mather Withington, 
Representatives, James Humphrey, John Capen, Jr., William 
Pope. 



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1815. 

Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Mather Withington, Ed- 
ward Robinson. 

Assessors. — Samuel P. Loud, Thomas Moseley, Edmund 
Tileston, Joseph Clap, Jr., Samuel Glover. Mr. Moseley 
and Mr. Tileston excused, and voted to choose two persons 
in their stead. James Davenport and Ebenezer Trescott 
chosen in their stead. 

Cleric, James Everett. Treasurer, Mather Withington. 
Representative, Mather Withington. May meeting, Ebene- 
zer Tolman chosen Town Clerk. 

1816. 

Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Mather Withington, Ed- 
ward Robinson. 

Assessors. — James Davenport, Joseph Clap, Samuel Glo- 
ver, Mather Withington, Lemuel Withington. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representative, Mather Withington. 

1S17. 

Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Mather Withington, Ed- 
ward Robinson. 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, Joseph Clap, Thomas 
Moseley, Lemuel Withington, Isaac Withington. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representative, Mather Withington. 

1818. 

Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Mather Withington, Ed- 
ward Robinson. 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Samu- 
el P. Loud, Lewis Pierce, Abel Cushing. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tohxian. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representative, James Humphrey. 

1819. 
Selectmen.^James Humphrey, Mather Withington, Ed- 
ward Robinson. 

Assessors. — ^IVIather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Lewis 
Pierce, James Tohnan, Isaac Withington. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representative, James Humphrey. 

Henry Cox chosen Assessor in place of James Tolman, 
who declined serving. 

1820. 
Selectmen. — James Humphrey, Mather Withington, Ed- 
w^ard Robinson. 

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Assessors. — Mather Withington, Thomas Moseley, Isaac 
Withington, Lewis Pierce, Joshua Pierce. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. Representative, James Humphrey. 

1821. 

Selectmen. — Henry Gardner, Thomas Crehore, Stephen 
Wales. 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, James Davenport, Isaac 
Withington, Darius Brewer, Joseph Clap. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Mather Withing- 
ton. (Declined and John Mears chosen.) Representative, 
James Humphrey. 

1S22. 

Selectvien. — Henry Gardner, Thomas Crehore, Stephen 
Wales, 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, Isaac Withington, Jo- 
seph Clap, Joshua Pierce, James Davenport. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. Re- 
presentative, Henry Gardner. 

1823. 

Selectmen. — Henry Gardner, Thomas Crehore, Stephen 
Wales. 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, James Davenport, Joseph 
Clap, Isaac Withington, Joshua Pierce. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. Re- 
presentative, Henry Gardner. 

1824. 

Selectmen. — Henry Gardner, Thomas Crehore, Stephen 
Wales. 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, James Davenport, Joseph 
Clap, Isaac Withington, Joshua Pierce. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. Re- 
presentative^ Henry Gardner. 

1825. 

Selectmen. — Stephen Wales, James Howe, Ebenezer Clap. 

Assessors. — Mather Withington, Joseph Clap, Isaac With- 
ington, Joshua Pierce, Samuel Glover. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. Re- 
preseyitative, Henry Gardner. (Nathaniel Minott chosen Nov. 
14th, 1825, to fill the vacancy.) 

182'i. 
Selectmen. — Stephen Wales, Ebenezer Clap, Jas. Howe. 
May 8th, 1826, Edward Foster chosen in place of James 
Howe, resigned. 



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Assessors. — Joshua Pierce, Joseph Clap, Isaac Withing- 
ton, Samuel Glover, Na'haniel Crane. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representative, Nathaniel Minott. 

1S27. 

Selectmen. — Stephen Wales, Ebenezer Clap, Edward 
Foster. 

Assessors. — Samuel Glover, Isaac Withington, Joseph 
Clap, Joshua Pierce, Nathaniel Crane. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representative, Nathaniel Minott. 

1S28. 

Selectmen. — Stephen Wales, Ebenezer Clap, Edward 
Foster. 

Assessors. — Joshua Pierce, Samuel Glover, Isaac With- 
ington, Joseph Clap. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
(John Paul chosen for the 5th Assessor for the ensuing year.) 
Represe7itative, Samuel P. Loud. 

18-29. 

Selectmen. — James Howe, Edward Foster, Ebenezer 
Eaton. 

Assessors. — Joshua Pierce, Joseph Clap, John Paul, Eo- 
bert Vose, William Clap. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears, 
Representative, Samuel P. Loud. 

1830. 

Selectmen. — Ebenezer Eaton, Edward Foster, Joshua 
Pierce. 

Assessors. — Joshua Pierce, Joseph Clap, John Paul, Eo- 
bert Vose, Jonathan Bridgham. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasitrer, John Mears. 
Representatives, Samuel P. Loud, William Oliver, Ebene- 
zer Clap, Stephen Eobinson. 

1831. 

Selectmen. — Ebenezer Eaton, Joshua Pierce, Isaac With- 
ington. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Jonathan Bridgham, Isaac With- 
ington, Clement Sumner, Stephen Eobinson. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
(April 4th, 1831, two more Assessors chosen, Thomas Mose- 
ley and Lewis Pierce.) Represe?itatives, Samuel P. Loud, 
Benjamin Fuller, Ebenezer Clap, Stephen Eobinson. 



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1S32. 

Selectraen. — Ebenezer Eaton, Joshua Pierce, Isaac With- 



mgton. 



Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Isaac Withington, Lewis Pierce, 
Jonathan Bridgham, Stephen Robinson. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representative, Abel Gushing. 

Representatives chosen Nov. 14, 1831 — Ebenezer Clap, 
Joseph Clap, Benjamin Fuller, Abel Cushing. 

1833. 

Selectmen. — Ebenezer Eaton, Joshua Pierce, Isaac With- 
ington. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Isaac Withington, Lewis Pierce, 
Stephen Robinson, Jonathan Bridgham. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representatives, Abel Cushing, William Oliver, Walter 
Baker. 

1834. 

Selectmen. — Ebenezer Eaton, Isaac Withington, Joshua 
Pierce. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Isaac Withington, Lewis Pierce, 
Jonathan Bridgham, Stephen Robinson. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 

1835. 

Selectmen. — Ebenezer Eaton, Joshua Pierce, Isaac With- 



ington 



Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Lewis Pierce, Stephen Wales, 
Jonathan Bridgham, Stephen Robinson. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representative, Samuel P. Loud. 

1836. 

Selectmen. — Nathaniel Crane, Richard Clap, Charles 
Howe. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Stephen Wales, Stephen Robin- 
son, John P. Clap, Robert Vose. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representative, Darius Brewer. 

1837. 

Selectmen. — Richard Clap, Charles Howe, Nathaniel 
Crane. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Stephen Wales, Stephen Robin- 
son, Robert Vose, John P. Clap. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, John Mears. 
Representatives, Samuel P. Loud, Joshua Pierce. 



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183S. 

Sehchnen, — Richard Clap, Nathaniel Ciune, Charles 
Howe, James Pierce (chosen in place of Nathaniel Crane.) 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Bobert Vose, John P. Clap, 
Cyrus Balkam, William Tolman. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer^ Charles Howe, 
(April 2d, 1S3S, James Pierce chosen a selectman in place 
of Nathaniel Crane.) Representatives, Elijah Vose, Marshall 
P. Wilder. 

1839. 

Selectmen. — Richard Clap, Eleazer J. Bispham, William 
Tolman. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, Robert Vose, Cyrus Balkam, 
John P. Clap, William Tolman. 

Clerk, Thomas J.. Tolman. Treasurer., Charles Howe. 
Representatives, E, J. Bispham, Wm, Clap, Walter Baker. 

1840. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, 'Cyrus Balkam, John P. Clap, 
Lewis Pierce, James Tolman. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, Chaiies Howe, 
Representatives, Walter Baker, Lewis Pierce. 

1841. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, John P. Clap, Cyrus Balkam, 
Lewis Pierce, James Tolman. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representative, William Clap. 

1842. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oli- 
ver Hall. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, John P. Clap, Robert Vose, Har- 
vey Howe, Eleazer J. Bispham. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representatives, Samuel P. Loud, Nathaniel Ford. 

1843. 

Selectmen, — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, John P. Clap, Robert Vose, Har- 
vey Howe, Eleazer J. Bispham. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe, 
Representatives, Samuel P. Loud, Nathaniel Ford. 



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1844. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, John P. Clap, Robert Vose, Har- 
vey Howe, Eleazer J. Bispham. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer , Charles Howe. 
Representatives, Friend Crane, Moses Draper. 

1845. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Joseph Clap, John P. Clap, Robert Vose, 
Eleazer J. Bispham, Harvey Howe. 

Clerk, Thomas J. Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representatives, Eleazer J. Bispham, Oliver Hall. 

1846. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — 'Joseph Clap, Eleazer J. Bispham, Henry 
Humphreys, Harvey Howe, Robert Vose. 

Clerk, Eben. Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. Repre- 
seniatims, Eleazer J, Bispham, Oliver Hall. 

1847. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Eleazer J Bispham, Henry Humphreys, Jo- 
seph Clap, Robert Vose, Harvey HoWe. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Re2)resentaiives, William Pierce, Edward H. R. Ruggles. 

1848. 

Selectmen. — Eleazer J. Bispham, William Tolman, Oliver 
Hall. 

Assessors. — Henry Humphreys, Eleazer J. Bispham, Har- 
vey Howe, Robert Vose, Charles Howe. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representatives, William Pierce, Edward H. R. Ruggles. 

1849. 

Selectmen. — Oliver Hall, Wm. Tolman, John H. Robin- 
son. 

Assessors. — Charles Howe, Robert Vose, Harvey Howe, 
John A. Tucker, John Glover. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representatives, Nathaniel F. Safford, Edward Sharp. 



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1S50. 

Selectmen. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman, John H. 
Eobinson. 

Assessors. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman, John H. Eobin- 
soft. Assistant Assessors, William B. Trask, Edward 
Jones, Edward Pierce, Charles Howe, James Houghton, 
Lewis Pierce, John K. Wight. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representatives, Edward Sharp, Nathaniel F. SafFord, 

1S51. 

Selectmen. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman, Edward King. 

Assessors. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman, Edward King. 
Assistant Assessors, Charles Howe, Robert Vose, Johir K. 
Wight, Edward Jones, William A. Gilbert. ,. 

Clerk, Ebenezer Tolman. Treasurer, Charles Howe. 
Representatives, Edward King, Elisha Ford. 



The number of births in the several school districts in the 
Town of Dorchester, in 1851, as ascertained by Horace S, 
Shepard, is as follows, and also a comparison with the 
preceding year. 





1851. 




1850 






Males. 


Females. 


Males. 


Females 


School No. 1, 


22 


15 


15 


12 


2, 


28 


22 


17 


22 


3, 


10 


8 


13 


11 


4, 


17 


20 


14 


24 


5, 


35 


20 


20 


14 


6, 


5 


8 


9 


6 


1, 


3 


1 


1 


5 


8, 


8 


14 


12 


10 


9, 


12 


13 


8 


6 


10, 


21 


16 


21 


32 


Squantum, 





1 . 


•• 






161 

138 



13S 



130 



142 

130 



272 

Excess of females, 12. 



299 
Excess of males, 23 

Of these, there were 8 pairs of twins in 1851 — none in 
1850. 



Respectfully submitted to the Selectmen, by 

HORACE S. SHEPARD. 
Dorchester, Feb. 23, 18-52.